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A collection of Horizon League releases and blog entries.

Wright State captures 2007 Softball Championship with victory over Cleveland State

Release  Horizon League · May 12, 2007

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May 12, 2007

Wright State 7, Cleveland State 3 (8 inn.) - Box Score
Cleveland, Ohio - For the second time in five years, Wright State is heading to the NCAA Tournament, punching their ticket Saturday afternoon with a come-from-behind 7-3 win in eight innings over Cleveland State in the Horizon League championship game at CSU's Viking Field.

Cleveland State scored what turned to be all of its runs in the third. With one out, Christa Coppus reached on a Raider error, advanced to second as Jessica Burt laid down a sacrifice bunt and scored on an Amanda Houchin single up the middle. Michele Penney followed with a single to left center and after moving up to second as the WSU defense tried to get Houchin at third, both runners came in on Sarah Milosek's hit to center.

The Vikings, however, did not have the lead for long as Wright State answered with three of its own in the top of the fourth. CSU pitcher Amanda Macenko (26-10) had retired the first 10 batters she faced, but Kristen Bradshaw broke that up with a double down the left field line and Jherica Williams followed with a triple along the right field line to make it 3-1. A Jamie Perkins single up the middle cut the margin to one and, one out later, Jacqueline Macy tripled to right center on a full count pitch to knock in Perkins from first and tie the game.

Cleveland State had a runner on third with two outs in the fifth, but Perkins struck out Penney to end that threat and Macenko pitched out of a two on, two out situation in the Wright State seventh to force the game into the decisive eighth.

HLN to web cast selected Horizon League Softball Championship games

Release  Horizon League · May 11, 2007

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May 11, 2007

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The Horizon League Network will produce free video web casts of at least eight games of this week's Horizon League Softball Championship, Will Roleson, Associate Commissioner for Communications and Multimedia, announced Thursday (May 10) All games will be streamed live from Viking Field on the campus of Cleveland State University.


HLN programming is available on the League's official web site at www.horizonleague.org.


The HLN softball web casting schedule begins Friday (May 11) with games at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. ET in the double-elimination tournament. Action continues Saturday (May 12) with games at 9 a.m. and noon ET. Any games played Sunday (May 13), including a winner-take-all championship game or other games pushed due to weather or time, also will be shown live at times to be announced.

2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Release  Horizon League · May 11, 2007

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May 11, 2007

May 11, 2007

The UW-Milwaukee Panthers swept the 2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler University at the Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus.

 

UW-Milwaukee's Darren Cole claimed the men's triple jump with a mark of 49-03.00.  Cole also won the event in 2005.  UIC's Idara Essien defended her title in the women's triple jump with a leap of 39-04.50, setting a League Championship record.

2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Release  Horizon League · May 11, 2007

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May 11, 2007

The UW-Milwaukee Panthers swept the 2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler University at the Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus.

 

UW-Milwaukee's Darren Cole claimed the men's triple jump with a mark of 49-03.00.  Cole also won the event in 2005.  UIC's Idara Essien defended her title in the women's triple jump with a leap of 39-04.50, setting a League Championship record.

 

2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Release  Horizon League · May 11, 2007

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May 10, 2007

Day 1 Results

The men from UIC and the women from UW-Milwaukee currently lead the team standings after day one of the 2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler University at the Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus.

 

2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Release  Horizon League · May 10, 2007

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May 10, 2007

Day 1 Results

The men from UIC and the women from UW-Milwaukee currently lead the team standings after day one of the 2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Butler University at the Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus.

 

The men's and women's multi events were held last week in conjunction with the Butler Twilight Meet.  UW-Milwaukee's Jenni Saarinen won the women's heptathlon with a total of 4,597 points.  UIC's Terell Williams defended his title in the men's decathlon, finishing with a total of 6,464 points.    

UIC's Clynes, Detroit's Rafter Named Horizon League's Softball Co-Players of the Year, Loyola's Solava Earns Pitcher of the Year Honors

Release  Horizon League · May 9, 2007

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May 9, 2007

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INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Detroit Mercy junior Kaleigh Rafter and University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Sarah Clynes were selected Horizon League Co-Players of the Year and Loyola University Chicago freshman Amy Solava was named Pitcher of the Year, as the League office announced its softball specialty awards and All-League teams on Wednesday (May 9). Also receiving honors were Wright State University junior Jherica Williams (Newcomer of the Year) and Loyola Head Coach Yvette Healy (Coach of the Year).

Rafter, who earned her second Player of the Year accolade in as many years, continued her dominance at the plate in 2007. The Guelph, Ontario, native finished the regular season with the loop-best marks in home runs (13), RBI (34), total bases (93), on-base percentage (.540) and slugging percentage (.816). She broke her own school single-season record from a year ago with the 13 round-trippers, while committing just four errors in 177 chances between catcher and third base.

The 2006 Newcomer of the Year, Clynes improved her billing with an outstanding sophomore season as the Flames' leadoff hitter. The sophomore designated player hit a League-high .519 in conference play. She also topped the League-only charts in slugging percentage (.963), on-base percentage (.594), runs (18), hits (28), RBI (18) and doubles (10). The St. Louis, Mo., native appeared in 36 games in the circle for UIC, turning in a 14-15 mark and 3.45 ERA in 191.0 innings pitched.

Detroit's Sommerfeld, Butler's McCracken named U.S. Army Scholar-Athletes of the Week

Release  Horizon League · May 8, 2007

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May 8, 2007

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INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Detroit Mercy junior Mark Sommerfeld (men's golf) and Butler University junior Paige McCracken (women's golf) have been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athletes of the Week, League commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Tuesday (May 8).

Sommerfeld helped the Titans to their second League title in the last three years, earning All-Tournament honors with his third-place finish at the League Championship last Sunday and Monday (April 30-May 1). Detroit posted a 16-shot victory over runner-up University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. The League's head coaches also tabbed Sommerfeld as the League Golfer of the Year for the second year in a row.

In the classroom, Sommerfeld owns a 3.385 grade-point average as an international business major. He earned Academic All-League honors in 2005-06 and is a member of the League's Academic Honor Roll and the UDM Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In addition, he has participated in the NCAA's "Stay in Bounds" program as well as the annual NCAA Leadership Conference. Sommerfeld won Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the second time in 2007, adding the latest certificate to his honor from March 13.

Outdoor Track and Field Weekly Release #7: Championships Preview

Release  Horizon League · May 8, 2007

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May 8, 2007

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2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

 

IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Stadium will host the 2007 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships, starting Thursday, May 10 and competition continues through Friday, May 11.

Detroit Golfers Assigned To NCAA West Regional

Release  Horizon League · May 8, 2007

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May 8, 2007

The University of Detroit Mercy men's golf team will make its fourth NCAA post-season appearance in seven years when it travels to Tempe, Ariz., next week to play in the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional. The announcement was made Monday (May 7) by the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee.


The Titans received an automatic berth into the Regionals by winning the Horizon League Championship last week. It was Detroit's fifth league title in the last nine seasons.


The Central Regional will be hosted by Arizona State at the Karsten Golf Course. Two other Regionals - the East at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Ga. and the Central at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Ill. - will also be contested May 17-19.


Detroit will be joined by 26 other teams at the West Regional. The other entrants include top-seeded Stanford, along with UCLA, UNLV, Southern California, East Tennessee State, BYU, Arizona State, Wake Forest, Arizona, UC Irvine, South Carolina, Washington, Vanderbilt, Augusta State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, New Mexico, Oregon State, Colorado State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Denver, Pennsylvania, Bucknell and Monmouth. The top 10 teams from each Regional will advance to the NCAA Championships May 30-June 2 at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va.

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